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Nicola Sturgeon’s half-hearted "reset" is not enough to win back voters to the SNP – New Statesman


Herald Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon's half-hearted "reset" is not enough to win back voters to the SNP
New Statesman
It's been many, many years since the SNP has seemed this unsure of its footing. Fair enough: who in politics isn't, these days? But the slow-motion car crash that is Scotland's governing party deserves a prime-time slot all of its own. "The SNP has
MacAskill: SNP boss 'must be more than Sturgeon's cheerleader'The Scotsman
MacAskill attacks SNP boss as "cheerleader-in-chief" for his wife, Nicola SturgeonHerald Scotland
Scotland won't be having another independence referendum any time soonIrishCentral
Slugger O’Toole
all 22 news articles »

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 2:21 pm

Ewing confirms SNP ministers will again miss EU farm payment deadline – Herald Scotland


Ewing confirms SNP ministers will again miss EU farm payment deadline
Herald Scotland
The SNP government was fined £5m by Brussels last year for failing to process Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments for 2015 on time, and now faces further fines for 2016. Audit Scotland has suggested penalties could hit £60m, although Mr Ewing …

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Posted on 28 June 2017 | 2:09 pm

DUP MPs worth more than Ronaldo, says SNP’s Thewliss attacking Government deal – Belfast Telegraph


Belfast Telegraph

DUP MPs worth more than Ronaldo, says SNP's Thewliss attacking Government deal
Belfast Telegraph
Fellow SNP MP Patricia Gibson (North Ayrshire and Arran) added: "Can the Secretary of State not see that the UK Government's credibility with the other constituent parts of the United Kingdom has been destroyed following this £1.5 billion bribe from

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Posted on 28 June 2017 | 1:55 pm

PMQs – Theresa May delivers fiery SNP slap down over Tory-DUP … – Express.co.uk


Express.co.uk

PMQs – Theresa May delivers fiery SNP slap down over Tory-DUP …
Express.co.uk
THERESA MAY delivered a devastating blow to the SNP's Westminster leader Ian Blackford after he accused her of funding Northern Ireland for the Democratic …
Theresa May refuses to answer SNP's DUP deal questionBBC News
Theresa May ducks SNP question about DUP agreementHerald Scotland

all 8 news articles »

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 11:42 am

Tail docking is described as "barbaric" – so why did the SNP vote to … – New Statesman


Tail docking is described as "barbaric" – so why did the SNP vote to …
New Statesman
The decision by the SNP to permit the docking of puppies' tails seems bizarre – until you consider the party's divided loyalties.

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Posted on 28 June 2017 | 8:06 am

‘You’ll get NOTHING if you left the UK’ BBC host slaps down SNP MP over £1bn DUP deal – Express.co.uk


Express.co.uk

'You'll get NOTHING if you left the UK' BBC host slaps down SNP MP over £1bn DUP deal
Express.co.uk
Evan Davis blasted SNP MP Ian Blackford for berating the “shoddy” arrangement for not treating Scotland on an “equal basis” and suggesting Scotland deserved an additional £2.9bn. Speaking on Newsnight, the host the politician's logic meant England was …
SNP demands review of £1bn DUP deal as Mundell faces calls to quitThe Scotsman
SNP threaten formal dispute over DUP deal as they claim Scottish Secretary's position 'becoming untenable'Telegraph.co.uk
SNP 'resets' plans for second Scottish independence referendumFinancial Times
iNews –City A.M.
all 240 news articles »

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 7:48 am

Moray: ‘We are fed up with the SNP. It’s as simple as that’ – The Guardian


The Guardian

Moray: 'We are fed up with the SNP. It's as simple as that'
The Guardian
Sliter, a New Yorker who moved to the small coastal village of Portgordon overlooking the Moray Firth seven years ago with his husband, Mike Lowe, a local from nearby Lossiemouth, had soon become a committed SNP activist and independence supporter.

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 1:04 pm

Darren McGarvey: If we can’t criticise the SNP, then what sort of … – The Scotsman


The Scotsman

Darren McGarvey: If we can't criticise the SNP, then what sort of …
The Scotsman
Hell froze over last week when pro-indy columnist and blogger Wee Ginger Dug broke a five-year amnesty by cobbling together a public criticism of the SNP.

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Posted on 27 June 2017 | 5:04 am

Labour MPs to join SNP, Greens and Plaid to resist single market exit – The Guardian


The Guardian

Labour MPs to join SNP, Greens and Plaid to resist single market exit
The Guardian
Leader of the SNP, Nicola Sturgeon (right) with Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood (centre) and Caroline Lucas, co-leader of the Greens. Their three parties could be joined on this issue by Labour MPs. Photograph: Niklas Halle'N/AFP/Getty Images.

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 10:06 pm

Gordon Wilson, obituary: former SNP leader who coined the slogan ‘It’s Scotland’s oil!’ – The Independent


The Independent

Gordon Wilson, obituary: former SNP leader who coined the slogan 'It's Scotland's oil!'
The Independent
Gordon Wilson led the Scottish National Party throughout its turbulent 1980s, helping the party move from the fringes to the mainstream of Scottish politics before handing the reins in 1990 to Alex Salmond. Wilson also sat in Westminster for the SNP
Reports that indyref2 on hold 'purely speculative', says SNPThe Scotsman
Gordon Wilson, former Scottish National party leader, dies aged 79The Guardian
Former SNP leader Gordon Wilson diesBBC News
Herald Scotland –Telegraph.co.uk –Holyrood.com
all 76 news articles »

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 2:21 pm

SNP – BingNews

Theresa May refuses to answer SNP’s DUP deal question

Media captionTheresa May was pressed on whether she had a conversation with David Mundell about the DUP deal The prime minister has refused to say if she was lobbied about the DUP deal by Scottish Secretary David Mundell. The SNP’s Westminster leader Ian …

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 8:24 am

JENNY HJUL: Is Nicola Sturgeon now a liability for the SNP?

Theresa May has survived another week in the job but her problems are far from over, judging from the level of loyalty among her colleagues. While Boris Johnson appears to have ruled himself out for the time being as a leadership challenger, he will be …

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 7:51 am

MacAskill: SNP boss ‘must be more than Sturgeon’s cheerleader’

Former Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has launched an outspoken attack on the SNP’s top official, saying he must be more than “cheerleader-in-chief for his spouse”, Nicola Sturgeon. In a column for The Herald, Mr MacAskill said that by over …

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 7:36 am

This Is Why The SNP Thinks It Lost So Many Seats In The General Election

SNP MPs who lost their seats in the election earlier this month have told BuzzFeed News they put their losses down to a range of activist complacency, the Corbyn effect, and public confusion over the party’s message on independence. At the general election …

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 7:30 am

DUP MPs worth more than Cristiano Ronaldo, says SNP’s Alison Thewliss in attack on Government deal

DEMOCRATIC Unionist Party MPs are now worth more than footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, an SNP MP has said, as the Government’s deal with the Northern Irish party came under fire. Alison Thewliss led the criticism of the Government’s £1.5 billion …

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 6:29 am

‘He’s a nationalist, not a unionist!’ May delivers fiery SNP slap down over Tory-DUP deal

Mr Blackford called for further funding for Scotland after the DUP secured a £1.5billion funding commitment for Northern Ireland as part of a confidence and supply deal to give the Prime Minister a Commons majority. The SNP’s Westminster leader said …

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 5:08 am

Labour are getting on with day job while SNP vote in favour of cutting off puppy dog tails

When I urged Nicola Sturgeon to get back to the day job, I didn’t imagine that one of her first moves would be to vote in favour of cutting off puppy dog tails. Choosing to lift Labour’s ban on tail docking of dogs was one of the first actions of this …

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 3:43 am

Labour MPs to join SNP, Greens and Plaid to resist single market exit

Dozens of Labour MPs are preparing to team up with the SNP, Plaid Cymru and the Greens to back an amendment to the Queen’s speech calling for Britain to remain in the EU customs union and single market. The politicians are hoping to coalesce around …

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 9:14 pm

SNP fakers and cybernats try to blame Labour for Tory re-election!

Scottish Labour and/or its leader Kezia Dugdale bear the blame for the re-election of a Tory government on 8 June. That’s the line currently being systematically promoted by cybernats. And it’s not confined to the fringe elements of cybernattery.

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 9:34 pm

Open Letter to SNP MPs – Why do you join hands with the bigots of the DUP in support of Israel, the world’s most racist state?

You would therefore expect a party that represents what, in their eyes, is an oppressed nation, the Scottish, to sympathise with and support the Palestinians. It’s a no brainer. Just as Sinn Fein, the Irish nationalist party which represents the …

Posted on 25 June 2017 | 8:24 am

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